BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KLICKITAT COUNTY


Regular Monthly Open Public Meeting

July 22, 2015 – 6:00 PM


MINUTES

 


A regular meeting of the Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) Board of Commissioners was held on Wednesday, July 22,2015 at 6:00 p.m., in KVH Conference rooms A and B. Commissioner Dennis Carver, Vice President of the Board of Commissioners was the presiding officer. A quorum was present including: Commissioners John Quinn, Jim Daniel, and Mark Sigfrinius.

 

Also present were: Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Charis Weis, Director of Human Resources; Kasey Schneider, DNS, Ivy Velarde, Volunteer Coordinator; LeAnn Paredes, Home Health & Hospice Director and Barbara Bostick, Executive Administrative Assistant & Recorder.

 

CALL TO ORDER, APPROVAL OF AGENDA & CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
Vice-President Carver called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. Commissioner Sigfrinius made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. Commissioner Quinn seconded, the motion carried unanimously. Vice-President Carver continued by requesting disclosure from the Commissioners of any conflict of interest with items on the Agenda. All Commissioners present noted that they had no conflict of interest.

 

BUSINESS FROM AUDIENCE

There was no business from the audience.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Commissioner Quinn moved that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

• Special Regular Meeting Minutes from June 17, 2015;and Special Meeting Minutes from July 10, 2015; and

Accounts Payable   $
664,101.39
Payroll   $
34,084.26
Electronic Transfers:   $
877,003.80
Bond Payments:
$
93,725.61
Bad Debt:
$
88,886.42
Charity Care:
$
29,860.55

 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carver. The motion carried unanimously.


BOARD EDUCATION / Special Presentations

Ivy Nelson provided an overview of the very successful Volunteer Program as well as the Klickitat Valley Health Memorial Foundation. She noted the Foundation is hard at work preparing for this year's Black Tie and Blue Jeans fundraising event. Please see a copy of her informational handouts in the Board Book.

 

CONTINUING BUSINESS

Medical Staff Report

Dr. Krehbiel noted that the Medical Staff did not have a meeting in July so there is no Medical Staff meeting summary to review. Leslie Hiebert inquired to how he feels the in-house Hospitalist program is working. He noted that other than some initial issues with scheduling, it seems to be going well. He also noted that he is happy with the personnel that are providing the hospitalist services and that the Hospitalist program has been a huge step forward.

 

• Rural ACO Update

Leslie Hiebert provided a brief update regarding the National Rural ACO. She noted that the initial grouping that KVH was placed in was not desirable. She noted that the hope was to have the grouping consist of the participating members of the Collaborative. The final grouping placed KVH with all Washington hospitals for a Washington Rural ACO which will be joining a previously established group that was formed a year ago. This new grouping will include the participating members of our Collaborative as well. She noted that because the original group was formed a year ago, we will be committed to two years instead of three. She noted that she should know in September if the grant funding will be awarded.

 

• Allevant Update

Leslie Hiebert provided an update on the Allevant contract. She noted that she signed the contract in early July and she expects the initial assessment to be completed in August. She noted that KVH and Skyline are the only two moving forward at this time, will be given the same pricing for just the two hospitals as was initially offered if seven hospitals participated. DZA completed an independent financial analysis of the Allevant program, which provided good confirmation of the information provided by Allevant.

NEW BUSINESS

• Blue Room Architecture Services

Leslie Hiebert reported that the Building Committee interviewed four firms interested in providing master facility planning development services. At the last Building Committee meeting each member of the Committee noted who their top two candidates were and Blue Room Architecture was the number one choice. The Committee directed Leslie to check references. Leslie noted that the references for Blue Room Architecture were excellent. Leslie will connect with John McClean of Blue Room and go over the scope of the project, should have a proposal back from Blue Room in a couple of weeks.

BOARD, MEDICAL STAFF, and ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

• Written reports were presented from Leslie Hiebert, CEO; Jamie Eldred, Controller; Gwen Cox, Director of Quality and Risk; Kasey Schneider, DNS; Charis Weis, Director of Human Resources; and Jeff Teal, PhD, Director of Safety and Compliance. Commissioner Quinn made a motion to accept the reports as presented; Commissioner Carver seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

DISCUSSION

Jamie Eldred confirmed with the Commissioners their availability for the Budget Workshop and Public Hearing. The Budget Workshop will be on November 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. and the Public Hearing will be on November 10,2015 at 6:00 p.m..

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Carver moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:49 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Quinn. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Minutes Approved and Signed by Vice-President Dennis Carver and Secretary John Quinn.


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